Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers... Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George. Kate has just... show more
Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers...
Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life, but everything she knows is changing. Only the local lido, where she swims every day, remains a constant reminder of the past and her beloved husband George.
Kate has just moved and feels adrift in a city that is too big for her. She's on the bottom rung of her career as a local journalist, and is determined to make something of it.
So when the lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. But for Rosemary, it could be the end of everything. Together they are determined to make a stand, and to prove that the pool is more than just a place to swim - it is the heart of the community.
The Lido is an uplifting novel about the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how ordinary people can protect the things they love.
Publish date: 2018-04-19
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Edition language: English
Seit mehr als 60 Jahren schwimmt die 86-jährige Rosemary Peterson nun schon im Lido, dem Freibad im Londoner Stadtteil Brixton. Auch nach dem Tod ihres Mannes George hält die Seniorin an diesem liebgewonnenen Ritual fest. Doch das soll sich ändern. Die Immobilienfirma Paradise Living will das unrent...
The writing is simple and straightforward if a bit bland, and sometimes the characters talk as if they're narrating a novel. But it's a nice feel-good book overall, a bit schmaltzy in a heartwarming sort of way. Kate's struggle with anxiety is particularly relatable.The novel made me feel nostalgic ...
The Lido, A Novel, by Libby Page, narrator, Clare Corbett Rosemary and Kate became dear friends in this very human tale about very ordinary people. Separated in age by 6 decades, they still had common interests. Both were lonely and both had become loners. Both were swimmers, one for most of her lif...
I can definitely see where the blurbs would get the idea that this book is like a Frederik Backman book. While I did see that comparison, I also saw that while it was similar, it wasn't quite as good.However, this was definitely a "feel good" book. I can't believe the whole thing was about people no...
The lido is an oasis of calm in the whirlwind that is Brixton. It’s where children learn to swim, where people escape the day to day grind for a time, where memories are made and love is found. When the council threaten to close the Lido, Rosemary is determined to do something about it. Kate, a loca...